** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Thursday, December 24, 2009


I know this time of the year can be so very painful for many, especially those grieving the loss of someone they love. A few years ago, not long after the death of a family friend, I received this poem in an email. It really spoke to me and has been very special to me ever since. Now, each Christmas Season, I always try to pass it along to those I know have recently lost a loved one. I hope by sharing it here, too, it will give a sense of peace and hope to at least one person who is hurting this Christmas Season.

'My First Christmas In Heaven'

I see the countless Christmas trees

around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular!
Please wipe away the tear,
For I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.

I can't tell you of the splendor,
or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas,
with our Savior, face to face?

I'll ask Him to light your spirit,
as I tell Him of your love;
Then pray for one another,
As you lift your eyes above.

Please let your heart be joyful,
and let your spirit sing.
For I'm spending Christmas in Heaven
And I'm walking with The King!

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones,
you know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift,
from my Heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.

After all, 'love' is a gift
more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other,
as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessings
Or the love He has for you.

So have a Merry Christmas and
Wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year!

~ Author Unknown

May the Love of Christ be a blessing to each
of you during this Christmas Season.

In Him,

Teresa <><


Ter said...

i posted that one last year but looked for a different one this year.

Naqvee said...

it brought tears in my eyes. Its peaceful and heart warming indeed. Merry Christmas thanks for sharing it. We love you Lord

Christy said...

lovely...thanks for sharing

christy rose said...

That was just beautiful Teresa!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

Thank you for sharing this poem. Brings me comfort thinking that my parents are both up in heaven with our heavenly Father and that they are in good hands now.

Thank you Teresa! :D

Salsa Mom said...

Hi Teresa, your post is beautiful. I lost my father over a month ago and just by coincedence(well I dont believe in coincedence... God's design) share your same name, same spelling too! Just became a follower. I read your story and profile, I will be praying for you and your family. Blessings for the new year!!


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